Double chin injection treatment in Calgary.
Sometimes, a good diet and exercise just isn’t enough. Say goodbye to your double chin through BELKYRA™ injections, an effective way to reduce submental fullness or more commonly known as double chin. No surgery required!
Both men & women are affected by the dreaded “double chin”. Lucky for you, a BELKYRA™ procedure is a long lasting and effective chin and neck contouring solution to send your confidence soaring!
Reduce the appearance of your double chin without having to go under the knife. BELKYRA™ injections require no anesthetics and no incisions, yet still effectively dissolves that pesky fat
Quick & Easy
Are you in a rush? No problem! BELKYRA™ sessions usually last about 15 to 30 minutes. That leaves you with extra time to grab lunch on your way back to work.
Forget about painful surgeries and invasive liposuction. With BELKYRA™, pain is minimal and side-effects are few and far between.
Long Lasting Results
Depending on the severity of the submental fullness, you’ll typically only need to come in for two to six sessions before BELKYRA™ results become long lasting.
How BELKYRA™ Works
BELKYRA™ is a Health-Canada approved procedure that avoids the use of surgery or anesthesia to help contour the shape of your lower face. Deoxycholic acid is the main active ingredient and gets injected into your chin, dissolving the fat, and revealing a more defined chin and jawline, usually after two to six sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is submental fullness?
Submental fullness due to submental fat, sometimes referred to as “a double chin,” is a common, yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance, leading to an older and heavier look. Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, and is not limited to people who are overweight. This condition can impact men or women of average weight and can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. It is often resistant to diet and exercise alone. According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), over 2/3 of consumers are focusing on submental fullness, nearly as many as those concerned about the lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
- What should I expect when I come into Total Skincare Centre for a BELKYRA™ treatment?
When you’re ready to receive your BELKYRA™ treatment, the first step is a consultation with an experienced injector that will spend time assessing your needs, areas of concern, safety, risks and any post treatment care that’s required. Our focus is your desired outcome, and our experts will clearly outline options and recommendations in a full treatment plan that’s 100% personalized to your goals. Your treatment plan is designed with your lifestyle, budget and timelines in mind, and includes a facial assessment that provides suggestions on improving your skin complexion and explains how to take care of and maintain your BELKYRA™ results.
- What is BELKYRA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection?
BELKYRA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, also known as ATX-101, is the first and only Health Canada approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness due to submental fat. BELKYRA™ is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. The safe and effective use of BELKYRA™ for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established and is not recommended.
- How does BELKYRA™ work?
BELKYRA™ is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, BELKYRA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with BELKYRA™ is not expected. Due to its cytolytic activity, BELKYRA™ should not be injected into or in close proximity to vulnerable anatomic structures.
- How is BELKYRA™ administered?
BELKYRA™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin. Each in-clinic treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes. Treatment with BELKYRA™ is customized by your experienced injector to your aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.
- What are the results of BELKYRA™ clinical trials?
In the pooled, pivotal Phase III studies, 68.2 percent of patients responded to BELKYRA™ based on a composite of validated physician and patient measurements. Many patients experienced visible results in two to four treatments. BELKYRA™ treatment resulted in high patient satisfaction. In clinical studies, 28%, 43% and 55% of BELKYRA™-treated patients had a ≥1-grade composite improvement after 2, 3 and 4 treatments, respectively. Patients also reported improvement in the emotional impact of submental fat when asked how happy, bothered, self-conscious, embarrassed, old and overweight they felt following treatment in relation to the amount of their submental fat.
- Is BELKYRA™ safe?
BELKYRA™ has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with BELKYRA™. Production of BELKYRA™ is a highly controlled, quality-assured and validated, current Good Manufacturing Practices-compliant process to ensure patient safety. BELKYRA™ contains no human or animal-derived substances.
- What are the side effects with BELKYRA™?
The safety profile of BELKYRA™ is well characterized. Side effects may include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness or formation of small areas of firmness. Adverse events with BELKYRA™ infrequently resulted in discontinuation from study (1.6% of participants). Care must be taken when injecting BELKYRA™ to avoid the risk of marginal mandibular nerve injury and dysphagia.
- Will insurance cover this procedure?
Cosmetic procedures are not usually covered by your insurance company. If you have any questions to what your plan covers, it is best to talk with your insurance provider prior to treatment.
- How to choose an injector?
Ready to schedule a consultation? Here are some questions to ask your BELKYRA™ injector:
Do they have medical expertise in facial anatomy? Are they licensed and trained in a field of aesthetic medicine such as dermatology or cosmetic surgery?
How many years of experience do they have injecting BELKYRA™? How often do they treat patients with BELKYRA™?
Do they have before and after pictures of patients they’ve treated? Do they schedule a follow up visit after treatment?
Our team of trained and experienced injectors are focused on your safety and satisfaction and work with you on a personalized treatment plan – we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Meet our BELKYRA™ Professionals
Dr. John Arlette, MD, FRCP, Dermatologic Surgeon
With over 30 years operating his own medical practice in Calgary, and over 20 years of injectables experience, Dr. John Arlette is a board-certified dermatologist who is highly sought-after for his technique and expertise. He’s built his career on listening to his client’s needs, developing innovative and advanced skincare techniques, and recommending the most effective treatment plans, cosmetic products, and services.
Nikki Maucieri, LPN
In her 12-year career at Total Skincare Centre as both a Surgical and Cosmetic Nurse, Nikki is an award-winning LPN. Working closely with Dr. John Arlette, Nikki enjoys a busy injectable practice and consistently strives to deliver superior results and excellent customer care with every single patient she treats.